Repairs, funds are slow-going at quake-damaged National Cathedral

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WASHINGTON (RNS) The Washington National Cathedral took 83 years to build, but a rare earthquake last summer took only seconds to wreak damage that will take as long as a decade to repair and cost more than $20 million. By Lauren Markoe.

  • slowe11

    Just so long as NO government monies are used for the repairs. The repairs should come soley from priviate or non-profit non-government sources.
    see this outrageious proposal by DC’s mayor:
    Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent C. Gray has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $15 million to repair the National Cathedral, which was damaged by an earthquake in August.

    This request should be quickly and unequivically denied.